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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Emma Hardern (January 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957148909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957148901
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,314,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Do you have misconceptions about the British sex industry? Have you ever been guilty of pre-judging, ignoring or dismissing any lady, you knew, to be involved in the game? Well too bad, because this book will literally blow your socks off.

Throw away the chains and whips for an evening, and perch yourself into a cosy chair or bed for that matter accompanied by Becky Adams, and her wonderful book - "Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets," which takes the reader into the very real journey of the British sex industry.

This book is an eye opening, page turning marvel, detailing one lady's time trying to run a brothel in supposed sexually conservative Britain. Do not be mistaken, the book is not full of sordid tell-tale stories. It is very much about one woman's amazing journey, to defy the odds time and time again, all the while, trying to afford a decent level of protection and discretion to those involved in the industry.

"Madam - Prostitutes, Punters and Puppets" is bursting with hilarious stories, dysfunctional, and the not so dysfunctional characters, and outright brilliant escapades at times. It literally choked me up with laughter in many parts, as Becky Adams shares stories about her first personal foray into the back of a Chinese oriental restaurant, through to a riotous trip to Royal Ascot, and the various dramatic forced relocations, while attempting to keep ahead of the law and authorities. There is a chuckle or a great laugh in this book for everyone however; if there ever was a book written to educate and inform people on why we should legalise the sex industry, this book is it.
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What a brilliant book, not what I was expecting to be honest. A colleague bought it and gave me it to me as a joke and I really didn't expect it to be my cup of tea.
Have to say I couldn't put it down. Really funny and moving story and also lifts the veil on a part of our society most of us don't know anything about.
It is well written and fast paced with a steady flow of stories and revelations that keep you wanting to read on and see what happens next.
I had no idea this sort of thing went on in Milton Keynes, but having read the MK News this week there is an article on Madam Becky which highlights some news reports of years gone by involving Miss Adams and her adventures. And here I was thinking Milton Keynes was a quiet, sleepy place!
If you are a fan of tea, ginger nuts, puppets, topless sheriffs, Rolf Harris, or all of the above then buy this book!
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Funny and light read. Would highly recommend. As an American there were a few terms I had to Google (like what a gingernut was). But I learned a lot and found this to be an empowering read. It was hard to put it down!
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I've always been interested in the sex industry and how things work, but it's very rare being able to hear it all from the horses' mouth so to speak.
When prostitution or brothels are mentioned in todays society, most people generally assume the girls involved are drug induced and living in poverty or fear, although this isn't always the case as outlined in Becky Adams new biography 'Madam'.

The book begins by giving a little backround info about Becky's childhood and the difficult relationship she shared with her mother before moving on to becoming owner of a topless carwash, brothel Madam and sex toy seller. She really has seen and done it all!

Who'd have thought that by simply keeping an eye on a good friend and making sure they were safe, could lead to a life of brothels, puppets, dildos and dongs?? Sounds bizzarre, but that's exactly how it all happened for Becky Adams.

Starting out by dropping her good friend off for jobs to ensure her safety, things quickly progressed for Becky until she was actaully arranging jobs herself, and before long, needed to find more girls and somewhere to work from! Madam Beckys Massage Parlour was to be the answer to it all.
Although faced with problems every step of the way, Becky proceeded to defy all the odds and become one of the most successful and well respected Madams on the circuit, even appearing on the Trisha show and This Morning as well as 'Person Services', a docu-soap which ran on ITV in 2003.

'Madam' seriously opened my eyes, and I thought I knew it all! Who'd have thought that hand puppets could bring so much satisfaction to a person ...especially a puppet like Spanky the monkey (you'll have to read the book to find out more).
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This is book is very well written in an almost conversational manner, to the point I could envision Madam Becky sitting across from me and telling me this story over a cup of tea and a gingernut biscuit. But alas, I would not impose on Madam Becky to tell this story one at a time to each interested person, so instead, the good Madam tells her story from a stage - and not one with a pole, well, not this time.

One of the many things I really enjoyed about this book is how Madam Becky started and finished the book as it really sets the stage for the whole story, no pun intended. Much like how I wasn't sure with where to start writing this review I can see where Madam Becky might not have been sure where to start her story, but the opening image of Madam Becky speaking to a room full of people, sure that somewhere lurked a punter or two (the statistics back up this assertion), is very much brought to life from start to finish.

We are the sum of our experiences and Madam Becky is no different as she walks us down the path of her life, playing tour guide along the way. I won't reiterate details of her life and times here, that's what the book is there to do for you. But rather, I will share some observations about Madam Becky and her book as a whole.

If you're looking for a "tell-all" book, full of salacious details and "behind the scandal" tales, this is not the book for you. This is a peek behind the curtain of the sex industry and all of its drugs, sex slaves, trafficking, and rock and roll - and if you believe any of this I have some beach property in the Sahara Desert or a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you. This is not that kind of book.
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